Importance of Standards for Ethical Practice to Members and Industry
The NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice reflect the industry’s commitment to providing high-quality care to patients and reaffirm our Members’ pledge to operate their businesses with integrity. As responsible health care providers and business leaders, these NHIA Standards can also serve as an effective tool in making decisions and taking appropriate actions that are ethical and in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
In today’s changing regulatory environment, the Standards position NHIA and its members as leaders in compliance. By self-regulating rather than waiting for legislation, the industry is promoting its high standards of care to patients and its commitment to sound business practices. At the same time, the NHIA Standards for Ethical Practice provide members the ability to distinguish themselves as trusted provider partners outside of the alternate-site infusion industry.
Overall, the benefits of formalizing the industry’s moral principles include: